Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2016)
Organizational commitment: A case in academia
Author(s): Jayarathna SMDY
Abstract: Human resource attributes differentiate significantly from one organization to another. It is a key element of an organization in achieving goals. Human capital becomes one of the key factor of an organizational success. Thus, human resource has become the most important aspect of the organization in achieving the objectives with the highest effectiveness. Hence, organizational commitment has received extensive attention from the researchers due to its significant impact towards the organizational outcomes. The purpose of this study is to investigate the organizational commitment of academics in Sri Lanka. The data were collected from 136 academics of a reputed academic institution in Sri Lanka through a self-administered questionnaire. The level of organizational commitment measured by a measure developed by Allen and Meyer (1990) to measure affective, continuance and normative commitment. The results shows that moderate commitment is exhibited by the academics. This emphasizes that the academic institutions should focus more on developing policies and strategies in enhancing the organizational commitment among the academics where it where it can create good citizens with extra ordinary knowledge.